You are asking me to do research at 4:47 AM, pre-coffee? You...witch!
|Originally posted by Spongie
And, this is a slightly separate rant, but I think the word bitch is incredibly offensive, and shouldn't be used either.
|As a matter of fact, why do we need the feel to call names at all?|
|With all due respect for the concern about name calling in general... there is something useful about conciseness in communication. If I am telling my friend back in CA about a person I meet here I can go into a ten minute dissertation of this persons behavior, personality traits, etc... or I can use a one or two word description that covers it all and get on with my life and my conversation.|
|The term "bitch" is applied to women because of this supposed trait that is common amongst women. We trample each other to get what we need, to establish our pecking order. We are "catty" and therefore "bitchy.'
The term bitch is highly offensive, it is a slur to demean women, and IMO, no different from "faggot" or "******" amongst other taboo slurs. The fact that it is still acceptable to say and is used by women against women is a symptom of the pervasive sexist attitude of our society.